services

All Street Con­nec­tions ser­vices are confidential.

You do NOT have to give your name or sign any­thing to get harm reduc­tion sup­plies or information.

Call us at: 2049810742

Gen­er­al

Help or advo­ca­cy with issues such as hous­ing, addic­tions, food, legal, etc.

Coun­selling and referrals.

Week­ly newslet­ter con­tain­ing resources and oth­er information.

Engage with the com­mu­ni­ty and sup­port com­mu­ni­ty-iden­ti­fied needs — par­tic­u­lar­ly that sup­port the well-being of peo­ple who use drugs or are street involved.

Nurs­ing services

Pub­lic Health Nurs­es are in the van Mon­day to Fri­day evening. They provide:

  • Test­ing for chlamy­dia, gon­or­rhea, syphilis, hepati­tis, and HIV; and treat­ment for chlamy­dia, gon­or­rhea, and syphilis.
  • Preg­nan­cy test­ing, infor­ma­tion about pre­na­tal care, preg­nan­cy options, and referrals.
  • Vac­cines (shots) against hepati­tis A & B, the flu, and COVID-19.
  • Care for minor wounds, vein care, and abscesses.
  • Refer­rals to oth­er pro­grams and ser­vices, includ­ing pre­na­tal care
  • Gen­er­al health information.

Safer drug use supplies

Shar­ing drug use sup­plies can put you at risk for a num­ber of infec­tions, like hepati­tis C or HIV.

Street Con­nec­tions pro­vides new/​sterile injec­tion sup­plies, like nee­dles, sharps con­tain­ers, swabs, and cook­ers, along with inhalation/​smoking sup­plies for safer crack and meth use (straight stems, bub­ble pipes and mouthpieces).

We also take used nee­dles and safe­ly dis­pose them.

Safer sex supplies

We pro­vide inter­nal and exter­nal con­doms (dif­fer­ent sizes), lube, den­tal dams, and safer sex information.

Drug check­ing service

We offer drug check­ing ser­vice in our office. This ser­vice allows peo­ple to deter­mine what is their sub­stances and poten­tial­ly take action to reduce harms when using the sub­stance checked.

Home visits

We do home vis­its for nee­dle dis­tri­b­u­tion and the col­lec­tion of sharps con­tain­ers and some nurs­ing ser­vices. Call us to fig­ure out the best way to con­nect with you.

You must request at least 100 nee­dles or nalox­one for a home vis­it, oth­er­wise meet us at one of our sched­uled stops.

Things we do NOT do:

  • Report your sex work, drug use, or oth­er activ­i­ties to the police.
  • Give out mon­ey or bus tickets.
  • Give rides.
  • Tell oth­ers about you unless you ask us to.
  • Charge for our services.
  • Assist peo­ple when inject­ing drugs

Street has­sles and bad dates’

A bad date” is an encounter between a sex work­er / any­one involved in the sex trade and some­one who is vio­lent / abu­sive in any way. It is also any inci­dent of theft, refusal of pay­ment, threats, rude­ness, time wast­ing, no shows, harass­ment, aggres­sive behav­iour, etc. A bad date is any­thing you would want to warn or let oth­ers sex work­ers know about so they can avoid them.

The Win­nipeg Bad Date List is a com­mu­ni­ty-based project that pro­vides options for peo­ple wish­ing to learn about bad dates or share their expe­ri­ences with oth­ers in the community.

To report a sex­u­al assault call 911 in emer­gency sit­u­a­tions or 2049866222 for non-emer­gency sit­u­a­tions. To speak to a detec­tive from the Sex Crimes Unit in con­fi­dence, call 2049866245.

Third Par­ty Report­ing of Sex­u­al Assault Offences

The Win­nipeg Police Ser­vice, in part­ner­ship with Klin­ic Com­mu­ni­ty Health Cen­tre, Heart Med­i­cine Lodge (Ka Ni Kanichihk) and Sage House (Mount Carmel Clin­ic) has devel­oped a new pro­to­col in the City of Win­nipeg for sur­vivors of sex­u­al abuse. Third Par­ty Report­ing offers sur­vivors the option of report­ing the details of their case anony­mous­ly to the Win­nipeg Police Ser­vice through a third-par­ty Com­mu­ni­ty Based Vic­tim Ser­vices Agency.